Impacting Lives

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God’s people had turned away from Him. They had forgotten, ignored, or just chosen to disobey His commands. But He knew that they had choices. They could remove hypocrisy and faithfully serve Him if they “wanted to.” Things would be different if they made these changes and returned to Him—if they kept His commandments and were dedicated to “justice and righteousness.”

If they did these things, God’s people would be blessed and spared from judgment. Perhaps even more importantly, the Lord said they would “be a blessing to the nations of the world, and all people would come and praise my name.”

Here we see the heart of God. He wanted not only to bless His people, but all “the nations of the world.” He had called His people to be a testimony to His greatness…to prove that He was real and show His love for His creation…and to display how He blessed those who served and obeyed Him.

As we think about God’s promises, we first may focus on how they impact us. We think about how He can bless us, protect, and provide for us. However, we never must forget that we also are to be His witnesses, impacting others. Paul made this point clearly when he wrote, “We are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us” (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Today, remember the impact you can have on those around you. You can witness to them through your life and how you react to the situations you face. You can demonstrate the reality of God’s power and prove that He answers prayer. You can show how much He loves them and can transform lives.

Be a witness for the Lord today! Demonstrate how much He wants to bless people and show them His love. Lift up Jesus, so people will come and praise His name.